Having an Electrolux oven for having freshly baked and cooked food in each meal is absolutely blissful. Besides, the modern sleek ovens enhance the aesthetic value of the dining space or kitchen. But what if the oven door and the glasses get dirty? When dirt gradually settles between the glasses in an Electrolux oven door, it looks untidy. Also, the life of the oven is reduced.
The layers of glasses in the oven door offer protection. The inner panel resists heat and keeps the oven and the door cool. Now as dirt settles between these glasses, its efficiency is reduced. So cleaning the oven between the glasses is necessary. Now if you are panicking about how to clean between the glasses, I am here to help you out.
For people who are willing to make the Electrolux oven clean and long-lasting, I am here to guide you through it. From my studies and experience, I have learned the best way of cleaning an oven door with several glass layers. Trust me, it is super easy if you know the process.
So let’s start with the cleaning process!
5 Different Ideas To Clean Between The Glass On An Electrolux Oven:
|Types Of Cleaning||The Best Ways|
|Clean The Door||Detach the door and use a mild detergent and sponge to clean the door|
|Clean Rust Between The Glass||Use baking soda paste|
|Clean Between Glasses On An Electrolux Oven||Apply baking soda and vinegar for deep cleaning|
|Clean Between Glasses With Baking Soda And Vinegar||Apply the mixed water and vinegar solution to the glasses and wipe it off|
|Clean Between The Inner Glasses Of The Oven Door||Boil water in the oven, spray diluted dishwashing liquid, and wipe it off|
This was just a brief of what I am going to talk about. To know how exactly you are going to apply these tricks, continue reading. In the later part, I will discuss the processes in detail to help you apply it.
5 Steps To Clean Between Glasses On An Electrolux Oven: Clean The Door
Generally, an Electrolux oven door has three glasses. The outer panel is fixed while the two inner panels can be removed. This facility makes the process more effective as you can separately clean and wash the glasses. In fact, without removing the glasses, you can’t clean between the glasses.
Note that cleaning between the glasses is necessary. Not only does the heat conductivity of the glasses reduce due to the debris and dirt, but it also gives off food odor if not cleaned. Spills and vapor can make the doors smelly, greasy, and dirty. Though you don’t need to clean it as frequently as you clean the oven, you should clean the door between the glasses at least twice or thrice a year.
Without further discussions, let’s jump to the part where we will learn the steps of cleaning between the glasses on the door of an Electrolux oven:
Step 1: Plug Out The Oven
Safety first! Don’t start any of the cleaning processes before you switch off and unplug the oven. Electric accidents can occur any time if you are working with the oven without turning off the electric connection.
So first, plug out the oven.
Step 2: Detach The Door From The Oven
Note that you can either choose to remove the door from the oven for cleaning or simply open the door and take out the glasses for cleaning. If you find it difficult to remove the door, you may choose to clean it just by removing the glasses. However, I always prefer to detach the door completely for safety and comfort. Also, not all oven doors can be cleaned without detaching them.
To clean between the glasses, you have to remove the top panel. Press the two sides of the panel inwards and gently pull it out. Now the glasses are loose and you can take them out and clean them.
For detaching the door, notice the bottom sides of the door. You will find retaining brackets on both sides. Click them open by pushing the brackets upwards. As the door clicks open, don’t pull it horizontally.
Instead, take the door up. Just when it is making a 45-degree angle to the oven, gently pull it off. Note the procedure as otherwise, you may end up breaking or distorting the hinges.
Step 3: Take Out The Inner Glasses
As the door is removed from the oven, now is the turn to take out the inner glasses to clean between them. So first, rest the door carefully on a towel or cloth to avoid scratching the outer glass of the door. The outer door glass would rest on the towel.
Next, you would find a seal at the bottom portion. Slide the seal through the panel and now the glasses are free to remove. Carefully pull up the innermost glass and then the other glasses from the door. Keep them on another towel or cloth.
Note that some Electrolux ovens can have top panels. As mentioned in the previous step, you have to squeeze the panel inwards and pull it out. Now the glasses are free to detach from the door.
Step 4: Clean Between The Glasses
Now the glasses are separated. Be it by removing the door or without removing it, by now the glasses are ready to be cleaned!
For cleaning the glasses, you need a soft sponge. Don’t use any harsh cleaning material as this may scratch the glasses badly. So using a sponge is the safest option.
Next, make a solution of warm water and a few drops of dishwashing liquid. Mix it well. Now dip the sponge in this solution, strain the extra water, and thoroughly but gently wipe off both sides of the glasses. I would suggest doing this twice on the glasses if the layer of soil, dirt, and grease is thick and hard.
Instead of using this solution, some may also use general glass cleaners. But dishwashing liquid is more effective in this case.
After you clean the glasses thoroughly, wipe off the glasses properly with a microfiber cloth and let the glasses dry completely.
Step 5: Set The Glasses And Install The Door
After the glasses dry out, you have to re-install the glasses and the door to the oven. Before installing the glasses, make sure that you are arranging the glasses in the right order. As the inner glasses look similar, you have to look for the marks at the corner of each glasses to know the order.
Gently place the glasses in each section and then place the innermost glass firmly. As the glasses are positioned properly, slide the seal to fix the glasses. Lock the seal. In the case of the top panel, squeeze the corners, place them in the top area, and release the corners. Now the glasses are enclosed in the door frame.
For reinstalling the door, take the door in the same position as the position while removing making a 45-degree angle. Then pull back the door in the horizontal position. In both hinges, click and lock the retainer by clicking the retainers downwards. Make sure that the retainers have been locked properly.
And yes, cleaning between the glasses of an Electrolux oven door is done!
Don’t use any detergent or bleaching solution to clean the glasses. Also, avoid using rust cleaners. These are very harsh agents that may scratch the glasses and make them faded and cloudy. Note that wired wool, scrub pad, or hard pads should not be used for glass cleaning.
5 Steps To Clean Rust Between The Glass: Remove The Stains
If you are not cleaning between the glasses for a long time, it may get rust stains. The brown and black patches and spots that are visible from outside the door are mainly rust.
The situation gets worse when dirt and grease keep settling on these layers of rust. The layer and mark become stubborn and hard to remove. However, I have a solution for this.
If you notice small spots or layers of rust in the glasses inside the door, cleaning it properly is the only solution. For that, you have to go through the following steps:
Step 1: Unplug The Oven And Separate The Glasses
First, you need to unplug the oven. Next, detach the door or open the top panel to remove the glasses from the door. The entire process of separating the door glasses has been mentioned previously. Please refer to that and remove the inner glasses and keep them on a towel or cloth.
Step 2: Remove The Loose Dirt And Grime
Before you work on the layers of rust and stubborn grease, remove the loose dirt and grime. This would also soften the rust making it easier to remove and clean.
First, take a solution of dishwashing liquid and warm water. Wet a microfiber cloth in it, strain the water and wipe off the glasses thoroughly. This would bring back the shine and remove all the debris. The warm water would also loosen the dirt from the rust.
Step 3: Make A Paste Of Baking Soda
Baking soda is an amazing agent to remove rust and rust stains. It neutralizes the rust and slowly removes it from any metal or glasses. So for this task, I always love using baking soda for amazing results.
First, take 4-5 teaspoons of baking soda in a bowl. Keep adding warm water to it until it turns into a thick paste. Don’t make it watery. It should be a thick paste only. Now, this paste has to be applied to clear out the rust.
Step 4: Apply The Paste
Now put a thick layer of this paste of baking soda on the affected areas. Use a spatula to put the baking soda on the rust as well as rust stains on the glass.
Leave the paste on the stains and rust for around 15 to 20 minutes. On stubborn layers, keep it for 30 minutes.
Step 5: Remove The Paste And Reveal A Sparkling Glass
After 20 to 30 minutes, take a microfiber cloth dipped in warm water and wipe off the layers of baking soda paste. Put pressure on the layers so that the rust comes off the glass along with the baking soda.
Now you can see a sparkling oven glass without the stains and spots or any layer of rust. To finish the work, dry it well before you reset it and install it in the oven.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can You Use An Oven Cleaner To Clean Between The Glass?
If the layer of dirt, grime, and the spill are not so stubborn, you can surely use an oven cleaner to clean the door glasses and between the glasses.
To clean the glasses with the oven cleaner, detach and separate the glasses. Then spray the oven cleaner all over the glass. Do the same for each glass. But don’t flood the glasses with the cleaner. Spray only to cover the glass area.
Then wipe off the cleaning solution gently to leave a shiny and dazzling surface of the glass. Finally, let the glasses dry and put them back in the door, and install them.
How To Clean Between The Inner Glasses Of The Oven Door?
It may often happen that only the innermost glass is affected with spills, grime, and grease. This happens as it is the glass that is directly exposed to the interior of the oven when the cooking and baking are done.
When you need to clean the stubborn layers of grime and grease from the innermost glasses, give it a steam bath first. Take a bowl of water (along with lemon juice if you want a fresh smell) and boil it in the oven for 5 minutes. This would loosen the grime a bit.
Next, take a damp cloth dipped in a solution of vinegar and warm water. Use it to wipe off the innermost glass. On the rust stains, apply baking soda paste and then wipe it off. This would remove all the stains, grease, and grime completely from the inner glasses.
How To Clean Between Glasses With Baking Soda And Vinegar?
To clean between glasses that are heavily affected by grease and soil, you can use baking soda and vinegar. Here is the process of cleaning between glasses with baking soda and vinegar after you separate the glasses:
- Make a thick paste of baking soda and warm water.
- Apply the paste all over the glass. Don’t apply too much and only cover the glasses. You may use a brush to apply the paste.
- Leave the paste on the glasses for 1 or 2 hours.
- Take a spray bottle and mix water with vinegar in a 1:1 ratio. Mix it well.
- Next, spray the solution on the glasses. You may see a fizzing at this point.
- Use a damp microfiber cloth to wipe off the glasses thoroughly.
- Let them dry before reinstalling.
That is how vinegar and baking soda can be used for cleaning between glasses.
How Frequently Should You Clean Between The Oven Glasses?
It is hard to tell a definite frequency of cleaning between the glasses of an oven door. Because it depends on how dirty the glasses are getting.
But generally, you can clean between the glasses once or twice a year. The inner glasses are not directly exposed to spills and thus they don’t get dirty easily. However, the inner and outer glasses should be cleaned at least once in three months.
Note that cleaning between the glasses is necessary once a year. Don’t miss out on this as a dirty oven door reduces the efficiency and life of an Electrolux oven.
Now that you know all the tricks of cleaning between the glasses of an Electrolux oven, it is your turn to act on it. Try the remedies practically and see the amazing results. You are just a step away to get a sparkling and clean oven door!